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Cometh The Growth
Source: Business World; January 25, 2013

The IMF’s India growth forecast; RCom profits fall; Fitch on bad loans; SpiceJet posts profits; Firefox’s new OS, etc…....makers are likely to face a gloom soon. A report by India Electronics & Semiconductor Association and researcher Frost & Sullivan says high value-added manufacturing could shrink 6.7 per cent in revenues by 2015 and local manufacturers might lose out a whopping $200 billion in potential revenues during 2011-15.

Samsung: Global PC sales to reduce by 5%
Source: The Times Of India; January 25, 2013

Samsung Electronics, the world's top memory chipmaker, said it expects the global personal computer market to shrink by 5 percent this year as consumer demand continues to shift to mobile devices such as tablet computers.

Samsung profits top forecast as mobile biz doubles
Source:; January 25, 2013

Samsung Electronics Co. said quarterly profit soared 76 percent, boosted by the popularity of its Galaxy smartphones, which outsold the iPhone for a fourth straight quarter.

Semi equipment market gets a December bounce
Source: EE Times; January 25, 2013

Following months of declining orders and shipments, the semiconductor equipment market turned around in December, with both billings and bookings bouncing up for the first time since the spring. But industry officials still offered a cautious outlook for the months ahead.

Chinese Spiderman a security threat for India
Source:; January 25, 2013

Known by fancy names like Spiderman and Chinaking, these software, imported from China and available at many mobile stores, might seem harmless. But these have begun to give Indian intelligence agencies sleepless nights. The reason: These software can change or duplicate the international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) - the unique 15-digit embedded number - of China-made mobile devices.

Qualcomm key to success of Chinese mobile phone brands abroad
Source:; January 27, 2013

US-based semiconductor and telecom equipment manufacturer Qualcomm will help its Chinese partners develop their affordable high-end smartphones for foreign markets with its innovative Qualcomm Reference Design technology, said company CEO Jeff Lorbeck.

Micromax Launches Smarty 4.3 A65 Smartphone for ₹4,999
Source: International Business Times (India); January 27, 2013

Indian handset maker Micromax expanded its Smarty smartphone series with the launch of Smarty 4.3 A65.Smarty 4.3 A65 is an Android-based smartphone and its sports two cameras - a 2.0-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front. The phone is priced at approximately ₹5,000.

Semiconductors to get growth boost from power supply demand
Source: EE Times Asia; January 27, 2013

Market analyst IMS Research revised an earlier forecast indicating that the market will offer strong opportunities for some semiconductor manufacturers in 2013 despite the largely flat market for power supplies last year. In IMS' The World Market for Semiconductors in Merchant Power Supplies – 2012 report

Broadcom says India has potential to become one of the top 5 STB markets in 2-3 years
Source: Telecom Lead; January 28, 2013

Broadcom officials say India has the potential to become one of the top 5 STB markets in the world in the next 2-3 years.The forecast is based on India’s current plans to digitize cable TV markets in another 38 cities by March 2013 and more towns by 2014.

Chip inventory reaches worrisome high
Source: Electronic Products & Technology; January 29, 2013

Chip inventory held by semiconductor suppliers reached alarmingly high levels in the third quarter of 2012 amid weak market conditions, according to an iSuppli Semiconductor Inventory Insider Market Brief from information and analytics provider IHS, El Segundo CA.

Exclusive Interview with PVG Menon
Source: EE Times India; January 29, 2013

Keywords:electronics policy fabs electronic development fund M-SIPS electronics manufacturing clusters [Summary of tips] P.V.G. Menon, president, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA), speaks to EE Times-India's Arti Singh about the Indian electronics industry, challenges and opportunities, enginee

India’s processor based Tab PC soon
Source: The Hindu; January 31, 2013

A totally indigenously designed tablet PC is likely to hit the markets by end of next year. The proposed tablet PC would be built on a system on chip (SoCs) of city-based fabless semiconductor company Dreamchip Electronics Pvt Ltd (DEPL).

India gives preferential access to home-made laptops and tablets
Source: Business Standard; February 1, 2013

The government has issued a notification that calls for giving preference to domestically manufactured laptops and tablet PCs while its departments procure the equipment. This is in addition to the notifications by the Centre that mandate government organisations to give preference to domestically manufactured desktop PCs and dot matrix printers during procurement.

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